People celebrated news of Osama bin Laden’s death throughout America last night. In the streets of Washington DC:
In front of the White House:
In Times Square New York:
At ground zero:
They’re singing and chanting at the US Naval Academy where people are justifiably proud that Navy Seals did the job:
I’m struck by the youth of those chanting. Most of the folks out in the streets are students, people who would have been no older than 10-11 when the towers fell. I don’t know why that surprises me but it does. The post 9/11 world simply was the world for most of these kids. Maybe that’s why this is such a big deal to them. Whatever the case you can’t help but be swept up by their enthusiasm.
I’ll close with this one. John Cena announces OBL’s death at a WWF event:
USA! USA! USA!